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Home Front

From 14 August to 18 August 1917

Duration: 1 hour

The week in August 1917 when poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon met in Craiglockhart Hospital. From August 2017. Show more

Contributors

Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Solly Joseph:
Stephen Critchlow
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Alice Macknade:
Claire Louise Cordwell
Mayor Penfold:
John Woodvine
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

6 June 1917 - Gabriel Graham

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day in 1917, a 'tropical rainstorm' descended on a damaged Folkestone, where Gabriel Graham's tempestuous journey leads to a flash of inspiration. Show more

Contributors

Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Joan Edkins:
Rachel Davis
Reporter:
John Bowler
Wampach:
Simon Treves
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Writer:
Katie Hims
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front

From 18 September to 22 September 1917

Duration: 1 hour

Epic drama series set in the Britain of the Great War. The week in 1917 when free treatment was recommended for all invalided soldiers. From September 2017. Show more

Contributors

Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Solly Joseph:
Stephen Critchlow
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Alice Macknade:
Claire Louise Cordwell
Mayor Penfold:
John Woodvine
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

4 August 1917 - Hilary Pearce

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day in 1917, there was a service on the Leas in Folkestone to mark the third anniversary of the outbreak of war. Show more

Contributors

Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Solly Joseph:
Stephen Critchlow
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Alice Macknade:
Claire Louise Cordwell
Mayor Penfold:
John Woodvine
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

18 August 1917 - Norman Harris

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for years

On this day in 1917, Sylvia Pankhurst's peace meeting in Hyde Park was broken up by the police, while in Folkestone, Sergeant Harris marks the first anniversary of his sons' deaths. Show more

Contributors

Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Anna White:
Ellie Piercy
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Harry Pankhurst:
Sean Murray
Major Love:
Simon Ludders
Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Edna Harris:
Lara West
Barman:
Philip Fox
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front

28 August 1917 - Jessie Moore

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

On this day in 1917, severe gales across the country uprooted trees and damaged crops, while in Folkestone, Jessie's mood is bleak. Show more

Contributors

Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Joan Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els

Home Front

10 July 1915 - Ralph Winwood

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for years

Reverend Winwood finds ministering to a diverse flock of parishioners far easier than to his own household. Show more

Contributors

Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Howard Argent:
Toby Jones
Mervyn Harris:
Tom Whitelock
Maisie Plackett:
Cassie Layton
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne

Home Front

19 August 1916 - Norman Harris

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for years

On this day in 1916, the papers reported a 'Great British Day on the Somme', and in Folkestone, Norman Harris's life changes direction. Show more

Contributors

Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Anna White:
Amelia Lowdell
Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts
Edna Harris:
Lara West
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Jean Harris:
Eliza Bennett
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Writer:
Katie Hims

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 57: 15-19 August 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for years

In the week, in 1916, when the king praised the 'cheerful confidence' of the troops in France, courage and hope are hard-won in Folkestone. Show more

Contributors

Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Jean Harris:
Eliza Bennett
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Juliet Argent:
Lizzie Bourne
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Alice Macknade:
Claire Louise Cordwell
Bill Macknade:
Ben Crowe
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Grace Cavendish:
Grace Doherty
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Ethel Johnson:
Nicola Ferguson
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Connie Cavendish:
Felix Lailey
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Olly Flowers:
Eviee Lavery
Anna White:
Amelia Lowdell
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Carlton:
Nathan Nolan
Mary Mote:
Kirsty Oswald
Mansfield Cumming:
Brian Protheroe
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Albert Wilson:
Lee Ross
Marieke Dupont:
Olivia Ross
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Cecil Cameron:
Justin Salinger
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts
Edna Harris:
Lara West
Nancy Parker:
Jane Whittenshaw
Hugh Cavendish:
Alex Wyndham
Writer:
Katie Hims

Genres

Clayton Grange

Series 2

Episode 3

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Brilliantly stupid scientists trial a bionic suit and try genetic manipulation. Stars Anthony Head and Neil Warhurst. From 2014. Show more

Contributors

Professor Saunders:
Anthony Head
Geoff Prowse:
Neil Warhurst
Roger Bucks:
Paul Barnhill
Alice Jameson:
Stephanie Racine
Simon Prowse:
Albie Warhurst
Announcer:
Clive Hayward

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 12: 15-19 December 1914

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for years

A spirit of generosity and recklessness fills the air as all Folkestone is encouraged to give itself to the war. With Craige Els, Will Howard. Show more

Home Front

18 December 1914 - Mervyn Harris

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for years

Maisie Plackett takes very seriously the question 'Is your best boy in khaki?'. Show more

Father Brown

Series 7

Episode 4: The Demise of the Debutante

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Period drama series. Father Brown uncovers secrets, hypocrisy and murder at a finishing school for young ladies. Show more

Contributors

Father Brown:
Mark Williams
Mrs McCarthy:
Sorcha Cusack
Miss Cynthia Rosewood:
Amanda Drew
Nell Winford:
Lucy Pearson
Inspector Mallory:
Jack Deam
Sergeant Goodfellow:
John Burton
Maude Riley:
Lauren O'Neil
Jimbo Riley:
James Cartwright
Reverend Willard:
Forbes Masson
Cecelia Orchid-Squires:
Cassie Layton
Director:
Paul Gibson
Producer:
Peter Bullock
Executive Producer:
Will Trotter

Home Front

19 April 1917 - Maisie Harris

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for years

On this day in 1917, a report from Russia claimed the revolutionary movement was spreading with 'tranquillity', while in Folkestone, Maisie searches for the still, small voice. Show more

Contributors

Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Florence Rumsey:
Sarah Ridgeway
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Lilian Pemble:
Alex Tregear
Edna Harris:
Lara West
Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
William Stokes:
James Lailey
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 72: 17-21 April 1917 (Season 10 start)

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for years

The first omnibus of Season 10, Our Daily Bread, set in Folkestone, in the week, in 1917, when the Chinese Labour Corps set up camp in Folkestone. Show more

Contributors

Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Noah Hamilton:
Finn Monteath
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Lilian Pemble:
Alex Tregear
Mrs Grimes:
Amelda Brown
Reg Roach:
Arthur Smith
Mathieu Winwood:
Bea Riddell
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Tang Chi-chang:
David Tse
Dolly Clout:
Elaine Claxton
Cynthia Hamilton:
Fenella Woolgar
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Maggie Macknade:
Hollie Thoupos
William Stokes:
James Lailey
Constance Peel:
Jane Slavin
Nancy Parker:
Jane Whittenshaw
Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Edna Harris:
Lara West
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliott
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Mrs Edkins:
Rachel Davies
Florence Rumsey:
Sarah Ridgeway
Cristine de Groot:
Ysabelle Cooper
Series Editor:
Jessica Dromgoole

Genres

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 79: 5-9 June 1917

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for years

The final omnibus of Season 10 is set in the week in 1917 when the biggest man-made explosion in history removed Messines Ridge. Show more

Contributors

Esme Macknade:
Katie Angelou
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Gabriel Graham:
Michael Bertenshaw
Isabel Graham:
Keely Beresford
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Reporter:
John Bowler
Mrs Grimes:
Amelda Brown
Alice Macknade:
Claire Louise Cordwell
Alfred Norris:
Richard Curnow
Sylvia Graham:
Joanna David
Joan Edkins:
Rachel Davis
Oscar Hendrickx:
Pierre Elliot
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Albert Wilson:
Jamie Foreman
Walter Hamilton:
Joseph Kloska
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Anna White:
Amelia Lowdell
Kitty Wilson:
Ami Metcalf
Ralph Winwood:
Nicholas Murchie
Jane Underdown:
Susan Porrett
Eric Morton:
Paul Rainbow
Eleanor Tanney:
Sarah Ridgeway
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Adeline Lumley:
Helen Schlesinger
Dorothea Winwood:
Rachel Shelley
Alec Poole:
Tom Stuart
Wampach:
Simon Treves
Peter Lumley:
Bea White
Writer:
Katie Hims

Genres

Saturday Drama

CS Forester's London Noir

The Pursued

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

1935, Peckham: Revenge becomes an obsession for an elderly lady when her daughter is found dead. Starring Sophie Thompson. Show more

Doctors

Series 19

Episode 3: The Terminator

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

When an unpopular doctor at St Phil's has a streak of bad luck Ruhma is drawn in, finding there may be a guiding hand at work...

Contributors

Dr Adam Cridge:
Oliver Walker
Nurse Joanna Kealey:
Amy Dunn
Dr Al Haskey:
Ian Midlane
Ruhma Hanif:
Bharti Patel
JJ Kenwright:
Neal Barry
Maria Cridge:
Sasha Frost
Fleur Barker:
Cassie Layton
Executive Producer:
Mike Hobson

Home Front

16 September 1916 - Norman Harris

Duration: 11 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Available for years

The papers report the successful first deployment of 'a new type of heavy armoured car' called a tank, and the Battle of the Somme film captivates Maisie Harris. Show more

Contributors

Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Edna Harris:
Lara West
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Frank Smith:
Paul Rider

Home Front - Omnibus

Episode 61: 12-16 September 1916

Duration: 58 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for years

In the week when tanks are deployed for the first time with great optimism, it is a week of decisive action in Folkestone. Show more

Contributors

John Haste:
Sam Alexander
Norman Harris:
Sean Baker
Juliet Cavendish:
Lizzie Bourne
Howard Argent:
Gunnar Cauthery
Marion Wardle:
Laura Elphinstone
Hilary Pearce:
Craige Els
Clifford:
Tom Forrister
Jessie Moore:
Lucy Hutchinson
Adam Wilson:
Billy Kennedy
Maisie Harris:
Cassie Layton
Kitty Lumley:
Ami Metcalf
Olive Hargreaves:
Rhiannon Neads
Johnnie Marshall:
Paul Ready
Frank Smith:
Paul Rider
Albert Wilson:
Lee Ross
Florrie Wilson:
Claire Rushbrook
Mr Torrance:
Tom Stuart
Dennis Monk:
Sam Swann
Crowd Member:
Nick Underwood
Ivy Layton:
Lizzy Watts
Edna Harris:
Lara West
Hugh Cavendish:
Alex Wyndham

Genres